Tammy Ostrander is currently the Dean of the School of Arts and Letters. She accepted this position after serving as Honors Program Director 10 years. She holds a PhD in Communication from The University of Missouri-Columbia specializing in persuasion, argumentation, and theatre. She also holds a BA and MA in English from Northeast Missouri State University (currently known as Truman State University) where she focused on dramatic literature and medieval literature.
For the CTA Department, Tammy teaches Persuasion, Argumentation, Directing, Film and Literature, and directs one play every academic year. Tammy is also a member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.
Before she began her collegiate teaching career, Tammy worked as an employment counselor. Her job was to work with people who had been laid off or out of the work environment for 5-10 years (such as a homemaker). She taught resume writing, interviewing, and other work-related skills.
In her free time, Tammy is dedicated to the arts: a musician (both a singer and a pianist), a director, and an actor. She also enjoys exercising, quilting, and movies.
Fall 2008 Courses:
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